The ASIS China 2016 conference took place successfully in Shanghai on
Over 150 attendees registered with many leading global and regional organizations represented. In addition to China, participants came from across the Asia-Pacific region, including Singapore, Hong Kong, India, and Australia, along with several from the U.S. and Europe. The conference was sponsored by Tyco and China City Guard.
ASIS President David C. Davis, CPP, set the scene with an overview of the state of security touching on the evolving risk landscape including terrorism and Internet of Things security. He also recognized the winner of the ASIS Dan Grove APAC Regional Scholarship: Suraj Shankhpal of Goldman Sachs in India.
He was followed by a lively panel debate on "Low Margins in the Manned Guarding Sector" and how this affects customers, guarding companies' guards, and even the image of the security profession as a whole.
ASIS provided a unique platform bringing together contrasting perspectives from local and regional guarding service providers and senior practitioners tasked with sourcing and selecting such services for their companies.
The ASIS CEO, Peter J. O’Neil, spoke about the changes our society is going through to deliver more value to members globally. Other topics on the agenda included: Jihadist strategy, cyber threat management, creating a practical emergency action plan, duty of care, social media, and convergence of physical and cyber security risks.
The next ASIS global conference will be ASIS Europe 2017, taking place in Milan, Italy, on 29–31 March, 2017. The event will focus on cyber-physical threats in multinational, connected enterprises. For more information on the event, visit